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« on: February 24, 2006 06:33:19 PM »

**Not sure if this is in the right place, or even allowed, so if not, i apologize!**

For my ballet dance this year, we're dancing to a song from the musical Cats, and we're mostly making our costumes: we're ordering black unitards, and plannig on covering them with patches of fur and making tails and ears.  So now here's the problem: Fur is expensive. I bought a quarter yard each of three different furs to make the tails and it cost $25, on sale...and a quarter yard was the smallest amount i could buy. Once i make the tails and the ears, i'm not going to have much left to put on our bodies.

So i'm wondering how i could possibly pull this off and then have the brainstorm to ask my incredible fellow craftsters if they either a) know where i could get some cheap fur or b) have some "cat colored" fur remnents they could donate (!) or trade me for.

Also, if anyone has any ideas on making cats as awesome as possible, that'd be wonderful!

Thank you in advance, even if it's just for your sympathetic feelings.  Kiss
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2006 04:01:45 AM »

you could try thrift - storing for stuffed toys and plushes that are the right colour, and not too..... gross.  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2006 11:26:46 AM »

Use a Joanns coupon!  Usually for 40% off, but for special occations you can get a 50% off.  Their fur is full price of $20, I believe.  It's still ultimately pretty expensive, but not nearly as bad.
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2006 08:08:53 PM »

Good ideas, both- too bad i missed my big JoAnns sale last weekend!!  I'll have to wait til the next one.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2006 08:20:07 PM »

Also, at the thrift store, look for real or faux fur coats- sometimes you can get a good deal on them, and you'd get alot of fur!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006 02:32:42 PM »

yes id recommend charity shops etc.  go rescue some furs :3
its going to be reallly cheap too especially if you only want scraps. Just dont fall in love with the plushies XD.
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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2006 05:16:52 AM »

haha!  More good ideas! I'll definitely have to check out the thrift stores...and i'll post pix of my class in our costumes when i'm done!
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006 06:26:11 AM »

This may not work, but I was at JoAnns the other day, and they have these pieces of ready made fur accessories, like muffs and shawls and stuff like that.  I think some of them are meant to be attached to a coat or something...

At any rate, they were on sale for 90% off.  So maybe you can scrap those into something.
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2006 06:33:35 PM »

90% off is always good!
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2006 09:17:08 PM »

Hit the thrift stores for fur coats! or maybe old fur-like bags? you can always cut em up, i suppose.

if all else fails.. buy cheap, but big stuffed animals and gut em! its sad but you can also use the stuffing for other things.
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